Ryan Oliver Invited To Gotham Hoops Invitational



 Siena Basketball senior guard Ryan Oliver has accepted an invitation and will compete in the Third Annual Gotham Hoops Invitational presented by Overtime Saturday, Apr. 9 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. The tournament-style event serves as a showcase for 36 men’s college basketball seniors, providing an opportunity to compete before fans and scouts as they look to pursue professional basketball careers overseas.

A native of Inglewood, CA, Oliver appeared in 119 career games (36 starts) in his four years donning the Green and Gold. He averaged 5.7 points per game over his career shooting 37% from three-point range in making 136 of his 236 field goals from beyond the arc.

Oliver saw action in all 34 games this season including 21 starts for the Saints, playing an integral role for a team which posted its most victories in six years in achieving a 21-13 overall record which culminated in a berth in the College Basketball Invitational. He averaged 7.3 points, made 51 threes and ranked fourth in the MAAC shooting 40.5% from three-point range. Oliver shot 51% (25-49) from three-point range over his final 11 games and concluded his collegiate career by scoring a team-high 18 points in Siena’s CBI First Round loss to eventual runner-up Morehead State.

Professional evaluators from across the globe will be in attendance for the event which tips at 3 p.m. with the semifinals. The consolation game takes place at 6 p.m., with the inaugural invitational final set for 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 for the general public.

Over its first two years of existence, the Gotham Hoops Invitational has connected players with teams in more than 20 countries. For more information, visit gothamhoops.com/invitational.

Gotham Hoops Invitational Attendees:

Justin Edwards 6’4 G | Kansas State

Laimonas Chatkevicius 6’11 PF | South Carolina

Justin Sears 6’8 F | Yale

Trahson Burrell 6’7 G/F | Memphis (Albany native)

Aaron Brown 6’5 G | Saint Joseph’s

Ryan Rhoomes 6’8 PF | Fordham

Isaiah Williams 6’7 G/F | Iona

Tavon Allen 6’6′ G/F | Drexel

Troy Joseph 6’6 G/F | McMaster

JP Kambola 6’9 F | Marshall

AJ West 6’9 PF | Nevada

Mario Moody 6’7 PF | Bethune Cookman

Ky Howard 6’4 G | NJIT

Joel Nerin7’1 C | Purchase

Shaquille Johnson 6’5 G/F | Longwood

Leon Alexander 6’5 G/F | McMaster

Tyreek Jewell 6’1 PG | St. Francis (N.Y.)

Jesse Chuku 6’8 PF | Lehigh

Alex Mitola 5’11 G | George Washington

Torrence Dyck 6’5 G/F | Daemen

Rayshaun McGrew 6’7 F | Stony Brook

D’Shon Taylor 6’4 SG | Norfolk State

Earl Watson 6’7 PF | Rhode Island

Herbert Graham 6’5 G | Armstrong State

Leron Fisher 5’11 PG | Longwood

Kazembe Abif 6’7 PF | Drexel

Egzon Gjonbalaj 6’5 G/F | Brooklyn

Ryan Oliver 6’5 G | Siena

Chris Hooper 6’6 PF | St. Francis (N.Y.)

Aaron Redpath 6’5 G | McMaster

Costis Gontikas 6’9 PF | NYU

Luke Moyer 6’1 G | John Brown

Tevin Falzon 6’7 PF | Sacred Heart

Muhammed Ahmed 6’7 PF | Bridgeport

Shaun Lawton 6’5 G | Maine

Will Wise 6’9 PF | Dominican

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